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Vitae patrum
Italy, Naples, between 1350 and 1375
MS M.626 fol. 121r

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1) Wetti of Reichenau: Scene, Vision, led by Angel to Mountain of Unworthy Abbot -- Wetti of Reichenau, nimbed, tonsured, and wearing monk’s habit, with left wrist grasped by right hand of nimbed angel, with left hand extended toward mountain with foliage, on other side, abbot, mitered, wearing abbot’s habit, with both hands on tau-staff.
2) Wetti of Reichenau: Scene, Vision, Wicked Prince assailed by Demons -- Pair of horned and winged devils, issuing flames from mouths, both grasping man, raising right hand, falling to ground, and with legs are wound by serpent.
Scenes in common landscape framed by two trees.
Illustration of Walahfrid Strabo, Visio Wettini.

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